Acne Treatment Center

We, at Acne Cure Health Center would like you to know more about what acne is. This is the Acne Treatment Center where you can learn more about acne, its causes, its symptoms, and how you can effectively control it through personalized treatment regimens for your skin.

The Acne Treatment is divided into a couple of main sections:

Acne Treatment Information

In this section, we will be discussing on what acne really is, its various types and forms, and its causes. We will also discover the different myths connected to acne treatment.

  • What is Acne? – learn more about what truly lies beneath the skin's surface and the processes involved in forming an acne.
  • Types of Acne - discover and learn to identify the different forms and types of acne
  • Non-inflammatory Acne - mild acne, which does not cause much swelling and inflammation
  • Inflammatory Acne - moderately severe acne, usually seen as pustules, papules, and macules
  • Cystic Acne - severely inflamed acne in the form of nodules and cysts
  • What Causes Acne? – There are a lot of things that can bring about acne, including those which you never thought about.
  • Acne Myths – A lot of myths have been created and circulated about acne. We are here to give you the real deal about it, and bust those myths on acne.

There are also several articles on acne treatment, and the many things that can influence it such as stress and the food you eat, so read on.

  • Acne and Your Diet – Can what you eat cause acne? Read on to find out.
  • Acne and Stress – Are you getting stressed because of acne or getting acne because of stress? Learn more about it here.
  • Adult Acne – Having acne even when you are adults? Discover why.
  • “Cure” Acne – Is your acne really cured or just another advertising sham? Get to know more about it here.

Starting your Acne Treatment

As you find out the nitty-gritty on acne, we can then move on to learning about how to treat it and control it. We have customized different acne treatment regimens based on your personal skin type, powerful enough to surely treat acne and keep it away for good. Find out what's best for your skin type and begin your acne treatment now!

  • How To Get Rid of Acne – learn about your skin type and why it is so essential to our personalized acne treatment system
    • Regimen for Dry Skin – how to treat acne while having dry skin
    • Regimen for Oily Skin – how to treat acne while having oily skin
    • Regimen for Combination Skin – how to treat acne while having combination skin
  • Personalized Acne Treatment Consultations - Our skin care products are great, but they work best on the right skin type. Know what's yours through a personal acne consultation.
  • How to Control Acne Breakouts - Helpful tips to keeping acne away throughout the year
  • Common Acne Treatment Mistakes – Discover what you should not do when you have acne
  • Printable Acne Treatment Regimen Checklists – Here are handy checklists that you can print out so that you can be sure of having a copy of your treatment regimen for acne.
    • Checklist for Dry Skin
    • Checklist for Oily Skin
    • Checklist for Combination Skin
  • Acne Treatment Success Stories with Mario Badescu – Discover what the thousands of satisfied customers are saying on how they have successfully treated their acne.
  • Acne Product Application Videos – Watch these handy videos to learn more about the proper way of using our products.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Is Your Skin Ready For Treatment?

Other Types of Acne Scars

There are more severe acne scars that are formed, usually called “ice pick” scars, divots, or craters because of its shallow and jagged, or deep stabs on the skin. This is the result of deep tissue loss from nodular acne. It is best to consult a skin specialist at the first sign of this kind of acne to minimize scarring.
Atrophic Macules
They are soft, wrinkled scars that can sometimes turn blue due to the blood vessels such as capillaries or veins lying directly beneath the scar.
Follicular Macular Atrophy
Commonly seen at the chest and back area, they are white small soft lesions, smaller that whiteheads, found beneath the surface layer of the skin.
Depressed Fibrotic Scars
These are the larger scars, sharp and steep in appearance. Most ice pick scars can turn into this type of scar in a period of time.
Soft Scars
They are often round or in a line and small in size. They have edges that seem to roll or slope, looking like they are merging with the normal skin surrounding it.
For deep and severe cases of scarring, especially when there is loss of tissue, most over-the-counter and topical skin medications and products have no or little impact in the disappearance and smoothening of those scars. It would be best to consult a skin specialist or dermatologist on what to do and what option or procedure is still open for you. This includes dermabrasion, laser treatments, and collagen injections. Although it is quite discouraging to have severe scarring, following a personalized and effective skin care regimen can improve the quality of your skin, prevent you from having future acne breakouts, and give you smoother, clearer, and cleaner skin.


It is quite fulfilling to be able to successfully squeeze out the particles in a blackhead, white head, or pimple. However, it can also cause further injury and infection to the skin, which leads to scars, especially when not done right. Having regular facials can help prevent buildup and formation of pimples. Dermatologists and aestheticians are trained and licensed to do extractions properly that they should be the only ones touching your skin.


Having large pores is not a result of acne scars or of pimple popping. They are inherited from your parents and cannot be narrowed or closed. Since oil and dirt can widen the pores, regular cleansing, scrubbing, and treatments with masks that are clay-based can tighten it up a bit, make it smaller and prevent it from being clogged, thus smoother and clearer skin.


When oil and dead skin cells combine with sebum, it plugs up the follicles or pores. As it is exposed to the air, it oxidizes and discolors, making it look black. Blackheads will not cause scars when left alone. But when it is squeezed and poked at, then it can cause scarring. Therefore, to prevent scarring from blackheads is to refrain from damaging the skin.


Bacne or back acne and chest acne are basically acne that occurs at the back and chest area. Therefore, they are also caused by the same things causing acne: hormones and stress. However, there are additional causes of bacne and chest acne such as the clothes worn and daily physical activities. Since the chest and back area are full of sebaceous glands, they are prone to having clogged pores. Paired with profuse perspiration and tight clothes, it can easily result in bacne and chest acne. Clothes made of synthetic materials like Polyester and Lycra can trap sweat and combines it with the oil at the surface of the skin, resulting in a pore-clogging film that creates whiteheads and cystic lesions.


 Follow a strict regimen for skin care. Use products specifically meant to prevent back and chest acne.
 Do not use a body scrub that contains grains as this may further aggravate the irritated skin.
  Be aware of what you wear especially when engaged in heavy physical activities. Use clothes made of natural fibers to help the skin breathe. An example of this are clothes made out of cotton that are lightweight and soft to the skin.
  Always take a shower after working out or doing heavy physical activity to help prevent breakouts brought about profuse sweating.


An acne scar is not the flat reddish or brownish spot that is left after a pimple is healed. This is actually a macule, which is actually not a scar but more of a discoloration of the skin that fades away after months. Exposure to the sun can further aggravate this condition, slowing down its fading. At the Mario Badescu Skin Care center, there is a wide range of products that have been designed to prevent as well as reduce this discoloration faster.